I find it appalling that there is even a single member on this board who would not only consider Mr. Martin’s behavior to be acceptable, but would actively encourage it. In order to ensure a functional society, we have a system of rules in place which are designed to encourage civil, polite discourse and to allow that every voice is heard. In my opinion, to see board members actively encourage members of the community to participate in bullying behavior and act outside of established school board procedures is an ethical violation of the highest order.
That’s regarding the Christmas program kerfluffle at Pioneer. I’ve got to say that I think Tim’s got a point: How the community handled it created a really unwelcome environment for non-Christian students and their families. At the least, Martin, as a school board member, should know better than to condone that, at least in public.
Also, does this mean we have a new LCSD blogger in town?